As 2021 draws to a close, here are some of Pew Research Center’s most striking research findings from the past year.
Majorities across demographic and political groups have neutral views about the changing racial makeup of the U.S. population.
The Asian population in the U.S. grew 81% from 2000 to 2019, from roughly 10.5 million to a record 18.9 million people.
In 2019, 40% of Americans identified as a race and ethnicity other than non-Hispanic White. Their combined share is predicted to increase to over 50% by 2044.
The share of Gen Z voters who are Hispanic is significantly higher than the share among other groups of voters.
In battleground states, Hispanics grew more than other racial or ethnic groups as a share of eligible voters.
More than 11 million Asian Americans will be able to vote this year, making up nearly 5% of the eligible voters in the United States.
In a growing number of U.S. counties, a majority of residents are Hispanic or black, reflecting the nation's changing demographics.
Overall, 293 U.S. counties were majority nonwhite in 2018. Most of these are concentrated in California, the South and on the East Coast.
Much of the downturn in the share of immigrant births to Hispanics has been driven by a decline in births among Mexican-origin women.